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name: (possibly) Victor Creed (rest of name unrevealed)
Former aliases: The Slasher, El Tigre Other current aliases: None known Identity: Secret Occupation: Professional assassin Legal status: Convicted criminal in several countries,
citizenship unknown Place of birth: Unrevealed Marital status: Unrevealed Known relatives: Son, Graydon Creed Base of operations: Mobile Group affiliation: X-Factor, (former) Weapon X,Project
Team, Marauders, former partner of the Constrictor First appearance: IRON FIST #14
History: The full origin of Sabretooth is unknown.
However, his real name is believed to be Victor Creed, and
he is a superhumanly powerful mutant. Sabretooth is said
to be the ultimate warrior and survivor, and for years he
has been driven by psychotic needs to hunt, fight, and kill
other human beings. Apparently Victor Creed was psychologically
abused by his father, who confined him to the dark basement
of their home. At one point Victor Creed became the student
of the man called the Foreigner, who became the head of
the world's leading organization of assassins. At some point
over thirty-five years ago Creed had an affair with another
superhuman mutant, Mystique, and they had a son, Graydon
Creed, who headed the anti-mutant organization called the
Friends of Humanity and ran for the presidency of the United
States before his recent assassination.
In the early 1960s Creed was a special operative for the
Central Intelligence Agency, who apparently gave him the
code name "Sabretooth." In the CIA Creed frequently worked
in partnership with two other superhuman mutant agents,
Logan, code-named Wolverine, and David North, code-named
Maverick. Other special agents with whom they were associated
in "Team X" included John Wraith, Mastodon, and Silver Fox.
All had been subjects of the still mysterious "Weapon X"
project, a program seemingly run by the United States government
to create a team of "super-soldiers." Apparently the Weapon
X project scientists introduced an "age suppression" factor
into the DNA of Sabretooth and the other Team X members
that retarded their aging, as well as having another operative,
Aldo Ferro, give them false memory implants for reasons
that remain unclear. Hence, Sabretooth cannot trust all
of his own memories.
Creed had a falling out with Logan and North during a mission
in Berlin in the early 1960s. Since then, Sabretooth and
Wolverine have been mortal enemies. In Sabretooth's first
recorded exploit as a costumed criminal, he held the celebrated
lawyer Jeryn Hogarth captive. Hogarth's client Daniel Rand,
in his costumed identity of Iron Fist, fought and defeated
Sabretooth, thus helping to rescue Hogarth.
Later, Sabretooth formed a partnership with another costumed
criminal, the Constrictor. However, driven by his psychotic
needs, Sabretooth disguised himself and stalked victims
in New York City, murdering them with a knife, thus giving
rise to newspaper reports of a mysterious "Slasher." Private
investigator Misty Knight happened upon one of Sabretooth's
attacks and fought him. This led to subsequent battles between
Sabretooth and the Constrictor on one side and Knight's
friends Iron Fist and Luke Cage, alias Power Man, on the
Later, Sabretooth sought to join the Foreigner's organization.
Sabretooth tracked down the costumed adventurer the Black
Cat, who had clashed with some of the Foreigner's men, but
Spider-Man saved the Black Cat and defeated Sabretooth.
Subsequently, Sabretooth joined the Marauders, a cadre
of superhuman assassins who worked for the mysterious Mister
Sinister. Mister Sinister assigned the Marauders to massacre
the underground community of mutants called the Morlocks.
In the course of helping to carry out this massacre, Sabretooth
once again encountered and fought Wolverine. This led to
a series of subsequent battles between the two longtime
The X-Men finally captured Sabretooth, and their leader,
Professor Charles Xavier, undertook trying to help Sabretooth
overcome his psychotic impulses, just as the X-Men had aided
Wolverine in controlling his own tendency towards berserker
rage. Infuriated at discovering Sabretooth at Xavier's mansion,
Wolverine battled Sabretooth and seemingly injured Sabretooth's
brain with a thrust of one of his claws. Afterwards, Sabretooth
seemed unusually passive and peaceful, and Boomer, one of
the members of X-Force, developed a fondness for him However,
Sabretooth recovered his true personality while pretending
to remain docile, and finally turned against Boomer and
the X-Men, mortally wounding Psylocke.
Later, the United States government made Sabretooth a member
of the second version of X-Factor, the government's team
of superhuman mutant operatives. Certain people in the government
secretly intended Sabretooth to serve as a "sleeper" agent
to kill the other members of X-Factor if the government
deemed them to be out of control. However, Sabretooth was
forced to wear an electronic restraining collar designed
by X-Factor's resident inventor Forge that contained a nerve
inhibitor which would administer a severe shock to Sabretooth's
nervous system if he turned aggressive towards another person
or tried to take off the collar. Eventually, however, thanks
to pills he obtained that helped him resist the pain, Sabretooth
succeeded in removing the collar. He savagely assaulted
several other members of X-Factor and then escaped.
Sabretooth remains at large, continuing to wreak havoc.
Height: 6 ft. 6 in. Weight: 275 lbs. Eyes: No visible pupils or irises, said to be amber
Fighting Skills: Excellent hand-to-hand combatant,
trained by the Foreigner, the CIA, and others
Strength level: Sabretooth possesses the normal
human strength of a man of his physical age, height, and
build who engages in intensive regular exercise
Known superhuman powers: Sabretooth can regenerate
damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure at
a rate far greater than that of an ordinary human being.
His "fast healing" ability makes him virtually immune to
poisons and to most drugs. Sabretooth also has a limited
immunity to the fatigue poisons generated by bodily activity;
hence he has greater endurance than any ordinary human being.
Sabretooth has superhumanly acute senses (of sight, hearing,
smell, and taste, although perhaps not of touch), comparable
to those of certain animals. For example, he can track someone
by smell just as a dog or a wolf can. In part Sabretooth's
superhuman senses comprise a separate superhuman power of
his, but they are also due in part to his power of fast
cellular regeneration. Sabretooth's night vision is preternaturally
sensitive, containing twice the average human being's area
of light-gathering retina, and extends into the infrared
portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. His hearing is
extraordinarily acute, able to detect light breathing in
a cave at 200 feet. His sense of taste can detect 1 part
of foreign matter in 10,000. His highly developed olfactory
sense and memory allow him to detect and track a scent over
eight hours old (possibly a concentration of 20 parts per
million) that he had not been exposed to for up to several
months previously. Dilute, common odors of perspiration,
perfumes, cigarettes, candies, and food are beacons to his
Sabretooth's claws and teeth are strong enough to rend
through substances as durable as bone.